Shannons Sydney Auction - a Hit

Australia recently held an important classic car auction, the Shannons Sydney Summer Classic Auction, which proved to be a great hit, as buyers were ready to pay good money for vehicles with a good provenance.

The event’s top-seller was a 1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe that received bids by several on-location and telephone buyers, before being sold for AU$52,000.

Comprehensively restored six years ago, during which its colour was changed from Dark Blue to eye-catching Red, the UK-delivered E-Type had also benefitted from more recent mechanical work and was offered with a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate,” stated the press release.

Another E-Type included in the auction was a 1967 4.2 Series 1 2+2 Coupe, which needed body and interior restoration, which sold for AU$24,000.

Although the Jaguar had been mechanically overhauled in 1978, it had covered only 58,000 miles since and had laid dormant in a garage for 10 years,” explained the press release.

Collectors who are fans of the Ferrari Dino, enjoyed a 1972 Fiat Dino Coupe, which sold above estimate after local and interstate bidding, for AU$34,000.

In addition to that, the Shannons Sydney sale registered good results in the lower price range. We'll give you an example: a modified bright yellow 1960 Morris Minor Panelvan that uses a Datsun 1200 engine and has been used as a promotional vehicle sold for AU$10,100.

Amongst the memorabilia items, the original NSW black and white Heritage numberplate ‘1.999’ sold for $40,000, while a restored Wayne petrol pump in Golden Fleece colours sold for $4,300,” stated the press release.
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